Coke is the big deal on the URR. 15 is seen here bringing empties out of the blast furance while a few tracks deep another loaded coke train is arriving for consumption by ET.
Althought the Pittsburgh Sub goes right by ET, CSX doesn't service the plant directly
Two of the remote control locomotives that bring molten steel from the BOF to the casting mill look small compared to ET
The scrap train comes down off the Mon River bridge and into USS ET. In the background, an empty URR hopper train and a NS Mon line coal train pass by. Also, in the foreground the Mon River locks ... (more)
ET monopolizes most of the URR's time. 30 years ago US Steel alone had four intergraded mills within two miles, of which ET was 2nd smallest! Today, ET is the only intergraded mill in the area.
4 Union MP15's and a caboose glide down a steep bridge to the US Steel plant to pick up a hot slab train.
A Union train creeps down the ramp next to the East Pittsburgh yard adjacent to Edgar Thomson Works.
On snowy evening UP runs by the ET Steel Mill
The Mel Blount Hot Metal Car returns from the BOF, its top covered to retain heat. Camera Canon 10D and 70-200mm lens, 1/350 second, f8.0, F.L. 200mm, ISO 100.
For those Steeler fans out there: Remote-controlled ET-2 pushes the Mel Blount bottle car towards the Basic Oxygen Furnace yesterday.
Enroute to Edgar Thomson. Camera Nikon Coolpix 5700. 1/102 second exposure, f3.9, Focal Length 37.7mm, ISO 100